Dr. Yacouba Gnegne
Mohan Malik, Ph.D. Professor

Dr. Mohan Malik is Professor of Strategic Studies at the National Defense College, and a well-known China and Asia analyst. His entire career has involved engagement in policy debates on issues related to Asian and international security and teaching academic courses tailored to the needs of senior military and government officials in multinational and multicultural settings. Prior to joining the UAE National Defense College, he was Professor in Asian Security at the U.S. Defense Department’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu and Director of Defence Studies Program at Deakin University, Australia.

Dr. Malik obtained his Ph.D. from the Australian National University, M.Phil. in Chinese Studies from Delhi University and studied Chinese language at Beijing Languages Institute and Beijing University. He specializes in the Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, with a focus on China, India, maritime security and nuclear issues. He teaches the “Maritime Security: From Guam to the Gulf” elective.

He is the author and editor of several books, most recently Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), China and India: Great Power Rivals (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011), and Religious Radicalism and Security in South Asia (APCSS, 2004). Dr. Malik has contributed numerous book chapters and published over 200 articles in journals such as Asian Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Politics & Policy, China Quarterly, Comparative Strategy, Contemporary Security Policy, Orbis, Pacific Affairs, Rising Powers Quarterly, The American Interest, World Affairs, and World Policy Journal. His op-eds have appeared in Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, The Diplomat, and YaleGlobal Online. Dr. Malik has contributed to several studies conducted for the U.S. Office of Net Assessments (DOD), and testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Australian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and has done consultancy work for the Australian Department of Defence (Army), the Science Applications International Corporation, Booze Allen Hamilton, and Jane’s Information Group.